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 Join us for the 2018-19 season as we team up with the Wrexham AFC Media Team once again to bring you live commentary of all of Wrexham AFC’s matches, both home and away!

How to tune in –

On air – 105fm in the Wrexham area

Online – Via our live stream (click here), or on the Wrexham AFC Mixlr channel (click here)

Mobile – Download the Tunein app  search ‘Calon FM’ to listen on the move (click here)

You also hear all things Wrexham AFC on our weekly Dragonheart show – Every Friday at 4pm

Coverage is brought to you by Tranceformations UK Hypnosis Services & Cambrian Credit Union

This year, we’re offering the opportunity to sponsor the coverage. Click here for detail

For full season fixtures, click here

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The Clwydian Range Tourism Group have launched their Stay, Eat, Do campaign and pictured, from left, are Co-ordinator Julie Masters, activities providers Richard Haggerty and Carl Percival, Sue Hallows, Raven Inn; Jane Clough, Clwydian Range Tourism Group; Ceri Lloyd, Clwydian Range AONB, and Gwyn Rowlands, Cadwyn Clwyd. Picture Mandy Jones

A brand new tourism project aimed at boosting the rural economy by encouraging visitors to one of Wales’s most beautiful regions to make more of their stays has been launched in North East Wales.

Stay, Eat, Do is intended to provide packages combining accommodation, food and activities across the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Wales’s largest AONB.

It has been put together by the Clwydian Range Tourism Group following a feasibility study commissioned by rural regeneration agency Cadwyn Clwyd. The newly-appointed Project Co-ordinator Julie Masters said: “We want people to come here, stay longer and experience more of what the region has to offer.

“Visitors tend to come for a day or perhaps a weekend but if we can create bespoke itineraries for them involving places to stay, places to eat and things to do then maybe they will extend their stays to a long weekend or even a week.

“We have begun to put together those packages as part of a three-year programme and we want to hear from as many of the tourism providers as we can to create memorable, interesting and exciting visitor experiences that combine all three elements.

“This is a three-year programme so if you would like to look at future activities we want to hear from you.”

Stay, Eat Do will run until summer 2021 and cost £71,000 with funding from Cadwyn Clwyd and the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB and the support of Denbighshire, Wrexham and Flintshire Councils who are also working with the project.

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This week, S4C’s Cynefin turns its attention to the North East as it visits the largest town in North Wales, and as it was known for centuries, the largest town in Wales. Although Wrexham is inextricably linked to the world of industry, there is a deeper history to this town that our presenters explore with the help of some local characters.

We will hear of the unique history of the steelworks in the area, the town’s inescapable connection to football and the warm welcome which the locals have given to visitors throughout the centuries.

Politics and sports often go hand in hand but that’s particularly true for one hotel in the centre of Wrexham, as one of the presenters, Siôn Tomos Owen explains,

“The Wynnstay Arms has welcomed its fair share of legends over the years, including Prime Minister William Gladstone and according to local folklore, David Lloyd George stood on the balcony and announced that the First World War was over. His diary suggests he was somewhere else at the time, but why let the facts get in the way of a good story!

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Arfon Jones, the new North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner at Police HQ in Colwyn Bay.g

A pioneering scheme to divert low level offenders away from a life of crime is being launched in North Wales.

The idea has been championed by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones who says it will cut reoffending rates as well as reducing police and court time.

It’s anticipated part of the Checkpoint programme will be piloted in a selected area of North Wales in the New Year with the aim of rolling it out across the region over the next 12 months.

The scheme, which has been developed by Cambridge University, has been successfully trialled in Durham.

Offenders are offered the chance to avoid prosecution by seeking help from rehabilitation services in the community after signing a contract to say they will comply.

Each offender will be supervised by a skilled ‘navigator’ – many of whom have successfully completed rehabilitation programmes – the four-month period and they face prosecution if the contract is broken

Durham’s Checkpoint programme has already won a national award from the Howard League for Penal Reform and has achieved impressive results in reducing reoffending.

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FOCUS Wales are thrilled to be working alongside SXSW to present an exciting show in Wrexham during Independent Venue Week, which will take place on Friday 1st February at The Live Rooms, Wrexham featuring three exciting Welsh acts.

Independent Venue Week is a 7-day celebration of small music venues around the country and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out. These venues give artists their first experience of playing live in front of an audience and for fans, somewhere to get up close to artists that one day, may well be playing stadiums and festival main stages.

The Wrexham show will feature performances from two of the nation’s most hotly tipped artistsGALLOPS and KIDSMOKE, who will both be flying the flag for Wales at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas this March. The bands will be joined by much hyped newcomers GLOVE, who have been taken under the wing of the award winning author and music journalist John Robb.

 Tickets for the show are on sale now via the FOCUS Wales Facebook page and Gigantic Tickets

 To learn more about Independent Venue Week visit independentvenueweek.com

 Additionally, FOCUS Wales have recently announced over 100 acts who are set to play the festival in May, including: Boy Azooga, The Lovely Eggs, Neck Deep, Skindred, and BC Camplight. To see the full list of artists announced so far, and to purchase 3 day festival wristband visit www.focuswales.com  

Wrexham Glyndwr University has today announced sporting legend Colin Jackson as its new Chancellor.

Colin, who was given an Honorary Fellowship for his services to sport by Wrexham Glyndwr University in 2016, said: “It is an honour and a thrill to take up the position of Chancellor at Wrexham Glyndwr University. The university excels in a lot of things that I believe in, such as social inclusion, and I look forward to being hands-on in this new role.”

The Chancellor role is an ambassadorial one, which will see Colin preside over graduation ceremonies and other on-campus events. Wrexham Glyndwr University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Maria Hinfelaar said: “We are delighted to welcome Colin Jackson as our new Chancellor.

“He joins us at a very exciting time as we progress with our Campus 2025 programme to improve our campuses and facilities, which includes our partnership with Football Association of Wales to build the new National Football Development Centre at our Colliers Park site in Wrexham.

“Colin will be an inspiring role model for our students and graduates, whatever subject area they are in. We will also involve him in our community-supporting initiatives, and are hoping to bring him to North Wales regularly.”

Colin Jackson was born in Cardiff and is one of the finest and most loved athletes Great Britain has ever produced, winning numerous records and multiple world titles. After retiring from athletics, Colin has seamlessly made the transition into broadcasting, most notably as an integral part of BBC Athletics.

Current Chancellor Trefor Jones CBE CVO will end his term January 1 2019, with Colin’s official inauguration ceremony taking place on February 15 2019.

 

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